"Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted…"

That’s the in-your-face message of these billboards, featuring an image of President Obama, which have gone up around Chicago. (Click to enlarge.) The story behind them: Thirty pro-life billboards featuring the image of Barack Obama are going up in South Chicago, U.S. president Barack Obama’s adopted hometown, starting tomorrow. “Every 21 minutes, our next possible [Read More...]

Too many men: the shocking effects of abortion in Asia

A new study out of Canada paints a grim picture: Abortions of female fetuses have led to a massive surplus of young unmarried men in India and China, raising fears of an outcast group that could threaten the social fabric, a study said Monday. The trend took root in the 1980s when ultrasound technologies made it [Read More...]

Praying for an end to abortion: one priest's story

Reader and blogger Anne Bender sent this my way, from her blog Imprisoned in my Bones: an account from Fr. Don Hying, about his experience praying outside an abortion clinic. With the Lenten “40 Days for Life” campaign about to begin, this couldn’t be more timely. Snip: Late last Saturday morning, a group of us [Read More...]

Lived to tell: the astonishing story of an abortion survivor

She’s now sharing her story with the world — and seeking others who have also survived abortion. From the Des Moines Register: The defining moment of Melissa Ohden’s life arrived five days before she was born. Her biological mother entered St. Luke’s Medical Center in Sioux City on Aug. 24, 1977, as a pregnant, 19-year-old [Read More...]

Death for Gosnell?

Clear-thinking pro-lifers know that’s not the answer. The Anchoress has details: Prosecutors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania announced today they will seek the death penalty for abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who faces charged related to killing a woman in a botched abortion and killing babies infanticides.” [. . .] prosecutors notified his attorney, Jack McMahon, that they [Read More...]

New York anti-abortion billboard removed

You probably remember this story from earlier in the week.  Now the billboard in question has officially been removed: New York’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan has a few things to say about all this on his blog: Here in New York, a billboard was recently displayed, that simply stated “The most dangerous place for an African-American [Read More...]

Florida pro-life candidate jokes about abortion bombing

And it was okay, he said, because his audience was Catholic. The story: Jacksonville mayoral candidate Mike Hogan‘s statement that jokes about abortion clinic bombings are OK if delivered in front of Catholic audiences isn’t sitting well with Catholics, including those heavily engaged in the movement to ban abortion. And a fellow Baptist who leads [Read More...]

Chicago Catholic hospital will halt abortions-in-progress

And it’s one of the few hospitals in the country offering to intervene during an abortion. Details: A Chicago medical center has become one of the nation’s first Roman Catholic hospitals to adopt a practice of halting second-trimester abortions for women who change their minds after the multiday medical procedure has begun. Working with two [Read More...]

Abortion "house of horrors": doctor charged with killing babies with scissors

He’s charged with numerous counts of murder for performing illegal late-term abortions. Details: A doctor who gave abortions to minorities, immigrants and poor women in a “house of horrors” clinic was charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies who were born alive and then killed with scissors, [Read More...]

Catholic Health Association defends abortion at hospital

Following up on yesterday’s big news out of Phoenix, a leading Catholic health group has come to the hospital’s defense, after the local bishop stripped the facility of its designation as “Catholic”: Contradicting a local bishop responsible for determining compliance with Roman Catholic healthcare ethics, Catholic Health Association President and CEO Sister Carol Keehan is [Read More...]